What does Kit mean?
Kit [kit] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Kit) is of Greek and Latin derivation, and the name Kit means "pure; follower of Christ". Kit is a variant form of Catherine (Greek): from katharos. Kit is also a variant of Christina (Latin). Kit is also used as a form of Katherine (Greek) and Kitty.
45 more alternative forms via Catherine, Christina, Katherine, Kitty: Caity, Cath, Cati, Cato, Caty, Cay, Cris, Ina▼, Kaitee, Kaitey, Kaitie, Kaity, Kari▼, Karin▼, Kas, Kasia, Kass, Kata, Katee, Katey, Katha, Kathi▼, Kathy▼, Kati, Katia, Katie▼, Katka, Katla, Katy▼, Katya, Kay▼, Kaye▼, Kitlyn, Kittee, Kittey, Kitti, Kittie▼, Kris▼, Krista▼, Kristi▼, Kristy▼, Rina, Tina▼, Tine and Tiny.Creative forms:
(female) Kite, Kitte, ..
(male) Kite, Kitte, .. Middle name pairings:
Kit Acacia (K.A.), ..
How popular is Kit?
Kit is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3374 out of 4276, Top 79%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#72466 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Kit was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its peak position of #1628 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Kit rated in the Top 2000 are Katherine (#84 last year), Catherine (#179), Kate (#222), Katie (#309), Christina (#333), Tina (#1466), Katy (#1547), Kathy (#1676), Krista (#1697), Kari (#1817), Katia (#1869), Kris, Kitty, Kittie, Tiny, Kristy, Kristi, Rina, Katya, Katey, Cris, Karin, Kathi, Kati, Kay, Ina, Cate and Kaye. Usage of these relations of Kit was widespread among parents 35 years ago (median #1102) and has become significantly lower since (#1627, ▼82.3%), with forms like Kathi becoming somewhat outmoded.